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A logic of its own: the external presence in the Sahel

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The current instability in the Sahel has attracted a heavy international security presence to the region which has taken on a logic of its own. Yet there is a need to reflect on how the international presence and local power dynamics mutually shape each other to gain a more comprehensive understanding of why current efforts to stabilise the situation have fallen short.

This article was first published at Real Instituto Elcano. Read the full article here.

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